The USA Volleyball Show

The USA Volleyball Show

The USA Volleyball Show is the official podcast of USA Volleyball. Come along with hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson as they go behind the scenes with some of the biggest names and go to the biggest events in the sport of volleyball. Welcome to The USA Volleyball Show, the official podcast of USA Volleyball.

Episodes

August 17, 2022 61 min

In this episode, Clarence and Stephen catch up on their lives after a busy summer. In the News with Hughes, Clarence shares that Stephen's mustache is thriving and now accompanied by a (hockey playoff) moving beard. Then they sit down with Olympian and SANDCAST Podcast Co-host Tri Bourne (8:50 - 48:10). They discuss how Tri got started in volleyball, how and why he got into podcasting, and life after Tokyo. Tri also shares some...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen reunite after a busy events season. They catch up with each other, share some USA Volleyball news and then sit down with Georgetown University freshman middle blocker Vaughan Anoa'i (10:27 - 37:02). They discuss Vaughan's busy summer competing in USA Volleyball national championships, Vaughan's Block Back Pledge, how Vaughan was introduced to the game and much more!

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In this episode, Stephen is back home from GJNC and Clarence is still on the road in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 2022 USA Volleyball All-Star Championship. They catch up with U.S. Men's Sitting National Team Opposite, Zach Upp (6:45 - 39:42). They chat about how Zach was introduced to sitting volleyball, being one of the youngest athletes on the team, flying prosthetic arms and much more!

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen are wrapping up at GJNC in Indianapolis while our very own show producer, Curtis Ward, is LIVE(ish) on the ground in Las Vegas covering the 2022 Boys Junior National Championship. Curtis sits down with USA Volleyball Events Manager and 2022 BJNC Tournament Director Kelsey Dolphin (4:31 - 8:33) to chat about all things BJNC. Then, he sits down with Long Island Fury Club President and Head Coach ...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen are LIVE(ish) in Indianapolis for the 2022 Girls Junior National Championship. They sit down with USA Volleyball events manager and 2022 GJNC tournament director Megan Ward (5:10 - 10:59). They chat all about GJNC, including record attendance stats. Then they sit down with club owners, directors and coaches of BossCLE, Joann Dosztal and Katie Brediger (12:18 - 27:17). They chat about starting t...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen continue the collegiate volleyball talks! They sit down with former Colby College middle blocker and discus thrower, Kim Donaldson (6:12 - 49:17). They discuss Kim's vast athletic career from playing collegiate volleyball and making her own path to play in college, dominating the competition as a collegiate discus thrower in track and field, trying out for the U.S. Women's Bobsled Team,...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen are back together! After catching up on Opens and WVNL they sit down with Next College Student Athlete's Event Partnership Director, Sue Webber (10:31 - 46:02) to discuss all things college recruiting. They chat about what NCSA can do for you as an athlete, the importance of having an online presence, tips on writing an intro letter to coaches and so much more!

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen are both on the road. Clarence is in Orlando running the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship, and Stephen is in Shreveport-Bossier City, La., with the U.S. Women's National Team for Week 1 of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. Clarence sits down with former 1992 Open Nationals tournament director and current opposite for Men's 70-and-over team Kings Mountain Fog (4:18 -...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen are celebrating the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame by welcoming USA Volleyball Hall of Fame class of 2022 inductee Marv Dunphy. Marv is this year's Harold T. Friermood "Frier" Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and was recently named Pepperdine University men's volleyball head coach emeritus. (8:53 - 1:00:10) They talk about Marv's vast career in volleyball including how he ...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen sit down with U.S. Men's National Team Technical Coordinator, Nate Ngo (4:04 - 46:44) ahead of the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship. They discuss the tournament, teams to watch, how Nate was introduced to the game, his analytical side and more!

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen talk about some current events as well as they get the weather report from USA Volleyball's own weather expert, Coral Arroyo-Baez ahead of the NCAA Beach Championship in Gulf Shores, AL. Then sit down with Olympic bronze medalist and now sports broadcaster Holly McPeak (13:34 - 46:27)! They discuss how Holly got into broadcasting, beach volleyball and all things NCAA Beach Championship from...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen celebrate ONE YEAR of the podcast! They talk about the past year and looking forward to even more great guests and episodes down the road. Then they'll chat about 'Where in the World is Clarence Hughes' and where he's going next. Lastly, they sit down with Olympic bronze medalist and U.S. Men's National Team Opposite, Matt Anderson (12:42 - 1:02:16). They talk about the birt...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen catch up with each other and figure out 'Where in the World is Clarence Hughes?' Then, Stephen caught up with U.S. Women's National Team opposite and Olympic gold medalist Jordan Thompson (12:23 - 25:25) at the 2022 U.S. Women's National Team Open Program. They chat about Jordan's injury and recovery, winning gold, influential people in her life and so much more!

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen sit down with former U.S. Women's National Team athlete, current Alabama State University women's volleyball head coach, and member of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors Penny Lucas-White (8:33 - 1:01:44)! They chat about Penny's playing career on the national team and professionally. They also discuss Penny's VAST coaching career, coaching philosophy and so much more!

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In this episode, we’re celebrating the second season of Athletes Unlimited. Clarence and Stephen talk with Cassidy Lichtman, former U.S. Women's National Team member, current member of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors and – of course – playing in her second season of Athletes Unlimited(8:48 - 44:41)! The trio discuss her experiences with the U.S. National Team and playing professional volleyball internationally, excitement...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen welcome Kentucky State University men's and women's head coach Katrina English (9:35 - 35:01) to the show. Katrina talks about what it's like coaching a new program, coaching both teams, and ways on growing the game. Kentucky State University was one of six HBCUs that received a grant from USA Volleyball and First Point Foundation to start a men's program in 2019, and the Thorob...

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In this episode, we have a USA Volleyball legend! Clarence and Stephen welcome 1984 Olympic silver medalist, Florida International University assistant athletic director, and beach volleyball head coach Rita Buck-Crockett (5:31 - 39:39). Rita talks all about her volleyball background, her experience when the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Games, winning a silver medal in 1984, and how to increase diversity in the game. #BlackHistoryMonth

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen welcome Central State University men's and women's head coach Ray Lewis (11:50 - 33:50). In 2019, Central State was one of six HBCUs that received a grant from USA Volleyball and First Point Foundation to start a men's program, and the Marauders are now in their first season. Listen to Ray talk about the challenges with a new program, growing the game and coaching two teams. Then, t...

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In this episode, Clarence and Stephen celebrate the 25th episode of The USA Volleyball Show by welcoming USAV’s Chief of Sport, Dr. Peter Vint (8:53 - 53:50) onto the show. Dr. Vint talks about his background in developing athletes from the Olympic movement to Premier League soccer, everything you could possibly want to know about the National Team Development Program including how to get scouted, and so much more!

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Happy New Year! We're starting the year off with a BANG! In this episode, Clarence and Stephen welcome the one and only three-time Olympic gold medalist (two indoor, one beach) and head coach of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist U.S. Women's National Team, Karch Kiraly (8:08 - 42:50) to the show. Karch brings them back to the Tokyo Olympics and talks about the momentous and historic gold medal win. The guys also catch up...

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